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Heather Randell Ph.D.

Heather Randell, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
2370 School of Public Health
College Park , Maryland 20742


  1. Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University, 2016
  2. Master of Environmental Management, Duke University, 2008
  3. B.A., Biology (cum laude), Cornell University, 2005


I am an environmental sociologist and demographer interested in questions surrounding environmental change and human well-being. I investigate the health and social impacts of climate change, the social processes underlying dam-induced displacement, and relationships between environmental change, migration, and social capital. I use quantitative and qualitative methods to examine these issues in low- and middle-income countries including Brazil, Ethiopia, and Mongolia.


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